Chelsea captain John Terry revealed his delight at the return of his favourite boss Jose Mourinho as the Blues began the season with a comfortable 2-0 win against Hull City.
Terry (32), spent the majority of last season missing with a knee ligament injury sustained under a Luiz Suarez tackle, eventually losing his place in defence to the ever-improving David Luiz.
However it seems the tough-tackling centre back has every chance of maintaining his place under new boss Mourinho after partnering Gary Cahill against Hull. Terry's comments were printed in the match day programme prior to kick off.
"Jose coming back as manager has given us all a huge lift," Terry said.
Chelsea last claimed the league title in 2010 under Mourinho's replacement at Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti. The Blues won the double in that season but have failed to gain consistency since. The return of 'The Special One' signals a desire within the club to once again become champions and Terry knows who can achieve this.
"He created a team that brought great success to Chelsea, after we had gone so long without a league title and it's great to have him back."
Terry experienced many of his best years under the Portuguese and it seems that bond and trust remains.
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